10 best foodie spots in Portland, Ore.

Julian Smith, Special for USA TODAY

At first glance, this 30-seat place looks like one more dark, candlelit bar with two turntables and thrift-store decoration. But Expatriate goes well beyond its six nightly cocktails, as creative and expertly mixed as they are. Local celeb chef Naomi Pomeroy has created a fantastic menu of spicy Asian-inspired bites like shrimp toast, crab rangoon, and a Chinese sausage "corn dog" that will dispel all memories of County Fair abominations forever.